Rich Dad, Poor Dad

What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki | Business Plus © 2000 · 207 pages

One of the best-selling self-development franchises of all time, this book is packed with Big Ideas. In the Note, we'll quickly look at why you want to invest in assets that produce income and how your house is (gulp) a liability, not an asset then we'll move on to explore the keys to thinking like the Rich Dad—controlling our thoughts, facing our fears, and all that jazz.

“One dad would say, ‘The love of money is the root of all evil.’ The other, ‘The lack of money is the root of all evil.’”

~ Robert Kiyosaki from Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Can you believe that Robert Kiyosaki has written 18 books in the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series that have sold over (gasp!) 26 million copies?!?


And, as with all success stories, there’s a reason. Kiyosaki has a knack for getting right at the heart of the issue and in his simple, unpretentious prose, he captures our attention and gives us some powerful ideas to think about and implement into our lives—addressing what has to be one of the most challenging arenas for all of us: money.

“One dad had a habit of saying, ‘I can’t afford it.’ The other dad forbade those words to be used. He insisted I say, ‘How can I afford it?’”

Juxtaposing his biological, educated, government-employed father who always struggled financially (“Poor Dad”) with his best friend’s entrepreneurial, wealthy father (“Rich Dad”), Kiyosaki weaves a compelling story about how the rich think more than a little differently than the poor and the middle class.

The challenge with this book, as with so many others, is that there are so many Big Ideas to discuss and so little time. :)

So, let’s get to work!

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About the author


Robert T. Kiyosaki

Author of the #1 personal finance book of all time